|Professional audio production, editing, and mixing techniques - Dowse, Justin Michael|
The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences...
Keywords: audio production; mixing; music; pro tools; recording arts
|LUMPEN ABUSE AND METHADONE MAINTENANCE: THE IMPACTS OF HIDDEN VIOLENCE ON RETENTION, SATISFACTION AND ABSTINENCE - Ziegler, James|
Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg pioneered the theory of lumpen abuse, expanding on and integrating Marx's concept of the lumpen proletariat, Bourdieu's symbolic violence and Foucault's biopower and Levi's politics of the gray zone. Lumpen abuse as a theoretical lens can reveal a wealth of insight studying marginalized populations. This study looks at the impacts of lumpen abuse and symbolic vulnerability among Denver MMT clients and discusses the hidden forms of everyday violence that impac...
Keywords: benzodiazepines; bourgois; lumpen abuse; methadone; structural violence
|Lost in translation: the queens of Beowulf - Horton-Depass, Laura Ann|
The poem Beowulf has been translated hundreds of times, in part or in whole. In past decades translators such as Howell Chickering and E. Talbot Donaldson firmly adhered to formal equivalency, following the original text line-by-line if not word-by-word. Such translations are useful for Anglo-Saxon students but cannot reach a larger audience because they are unwieldy and often incomprehensible. In the past fifty years, though, a group of translators with different philosophies has taken up the t...
Keywords: Gender; translation; English; Old English; Wealhtheow
|Preparing teachers to work with english learners: exploring the potential for transformative learning in an online enlgish as a second language for educators course - Dewing, Stephanie E.|
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States school system is growing rapidly. Much of the responsibility for teaching ELLs lies with regular classroom teachers. However, little training is being provided to help them. From a sociocultural perspective and drawing on constructive-developmental theories of adult learning and development, this study explores the potential for transformative learning in a one semester online English as a Second Language for Educators course...
Keywords: adult education; online learning; transformational learning; didactics; English language
|Improving student engagement using course-based social networks - Imlawi, Jehad|
This study proposes an engagement model that supports use of course-based online social networks for engaging student, and hence, improving their educational outcomes. This research demonstrates that instructors who create course-based online social networks to communicate with students can increase the student engagement in these online social networks, and increase student perceived educational outcomes...
Keywords: Engagement; Facebook; Self-Disclosure; Humor; Computer Science and Information Systems
|Streets versus suites : public perceptions about the seriousness of white-collar crime - Van Antwerp, Victoria|
The following research explores public perceptions of white-collar crime. Participants were asked to complete a two-page survey, inquiring about their perceptions of. Six white-collar crime scenarios and six street crime scenarios. Surveys were distributed to jury participants after they had been dismi ssed from jury. Participants were asked to read the crime scenarios and then judge the offense and offender on: seriousness, appropriate punishment for the offender, greed, remorse, and stress...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; criminology; criminal justice; thesis; bernie madoff
|Building turnaround capacity for urban school improvement: the role of adaptive leadership and defined autonomy - Conrad, Jill Kristin|
This dissertation examines the levels of and relationships between technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and defined autonomy among Denver school leaders along with their combined effects on school growth gains over time. Thirty principals provided complete responses to an online survey that included existing scales for technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and autonomy and newly created measures for defined autonomy...
Keywords: district improvement; school autonomy; Educational Studies and Research; adaptive leadership; defined autonomy
|Heidegger's discourse on Heraclitus's Concepts of Logos and Aletheia - Rainer, Kristopher Stephen|
his paper maintains that the work of Heidegger on Heraclitus' fragments 50 on logos and 16 on aletheia, represent a viable alternative to the "Metaphysics" of Occident Thinking in the early 20th century, which has culminated in the mindset of the our technological age. It further explores an alternative aspiration for language and methodology that is able to serve as a viable alternative for the exploration of Heraclitus' texts, given their fragmentary format and obscure nature...
Keywords: Heraclitus; Interpretation; Language; Logos; Humanities
|Negotiating identities : voices of students in a community college developmental education program - Brancard, Ruth|
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; education; dissertation; phd
|Limited sensing random access algorithm - Idowu, Oluwapelumi|
This project presents the properties of a class of Limited Sensing Random Access algorithms. The operations and properties of the algorithms are presented in detail and compared with the ALOHA protocol. In particular, the performance of the algorithms in the presence of the limit Poisson user model is investigated and compared with that of the ALOHA protocol. In addition, performance evaluation of these algorithms and comparison with the ALOHA protocol are also performed in environments where ad...
Keywords: Limited sensing; Electrical Engineering; binary split algorithm; two cell stack; three cell stack
|Optimal power flow in microgrid - Darakhshan Rokhsari, Mirsadraddin|
This thesis is about the optimal power flow in microgrid with using multi-objective function. The thesis puposed new algorithm for optimal power flow plus new desicion about the determination of droop characteristic at optimized point.
Keywords: microgrid; power flow; distributed generator; droop characteristic; P-f controller
|Sociocultural influences on tobacco use by Turkish youth : findings from quantitative and qualitative methods - Yuksel, Hulya|
This study identified social and cultural factors that influence smokingbehavior of rural/urban youth, age 15-17, who attend high school inDursunbey, a small town in Turkey's Aegean region. The methodsconsisted of a cross-sectional, school-based survey of all 10th graders(N=211) in 5 high schools in Dursunbey, augmented by qualitative semistructured interviews with 42 10th grade students, 0 students from othergrades, 14 adult educators, and 4 other adults.
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; phd; dissertation; health. behavioral sciences; turkey; cigarettes
|CELL PHONE IMAGES IN SOCIAL MEDIA: AN ANALYSIS OF CELLPHONE IMAGE STRUCTURE BEFORE AND AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA COMPRESSION - Ng, Nicholas Kian-Seng|
Social media has made it easier than ever to publish pictures on the internet. Investigators now have to determine how to deal with pictures, posted to these social media websites, which become evidence in crimes. Traditional methods of authenticating the origin of pictures are not as effective because the processing applied by the social media websites eliminates or obscures much of this information...
Keywords: cellphone; facebook; image attribution; image authentication; social media
|CONSENSUS ALGORITHM IN SMART GRID AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Alfagee, Husain Abdulaziz|
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example...
Keywords: consensu alhorithm; economic dispatch problem; load restoration problems; smart grid; electrical engineering
|Study of Wind Loads Applied to Rooftop Solar Panels - Harris, Jennifer D.|
The results from a full-scale faux solar panel installation research project for two panels placed near the edge of a building with a flat roof on the University of Colorado Denver campus are presented. The building and campus are located in downtown Denver, CO adjacent to a special wind region. A faux solar panel test frame was developed to measure the forces imposed on a full scale solar panel mounted on a flat roof...
Keywords: denver colorado; flat roof; force coefficient; solar power; wind tunnel
|Quantitative evaluation of sustainable energy pathways for Colorado's power sector : focus on greenhouse gas mitigations - Barhagi, Saeed G.|
This thesis develops a Colorado specific model to depict the evolution of statewide electric power sector, evaluating various scenarios for environmental and economic sustainability, with focus on greenhouse gas mitigation. This model simultaneously evaluates interactions between the various climate action regulations, current power infrastructures, future advanced technologies, limits of renewable energy and demand-side-management (DSM)...
Keywords: civil engineering; auraria library; university of colorado denver; gas mitigation; DSM
|BURKE, BARTHES, BERLIN AND THE COMMUNAL CONVERSATION OF BUSINESS BLOGGING - Ewy, Jared Russell|
s a business composition professor or one of their students, you are most likely already engaged in intensive web and weblog writing lessons. I hope to add to what you're learning because the job market demands creative content providers who understand how to build and maintain an online community. Using rhetorical theory, composition philosophy, practical analysis and personal experience, I'll incorporate into this thesis an easier way to utilize the blog, and therefore a way to maximize exposu...
Keywords: blogging; business writing; composition; corporate communication; digital marketing
|Impacts of mountain pine beetle (dendroctonus ponderosae) and fire disturbances on forest ecosystem carbon dynamics and species composition - Caldwell, Megan K.|
Forests play an important role in storing and sequestering carbon, where conifer forests in particular, store more than 33% within the terrestrial carbon pool. Disturbances, such as fire and insects, impact the amount of carbon that can be stored over time in conifer forests. Stand composition and structure, which plays an important role in carbon storage over time, may be altered by these large disturbances...
Keywords: forest carbon; forest vegetation; beetles; environment; insects
|Significant Life Experience: Exploring the lifelong influence of place-based environmental and science education on program participants - Colvin, Corrie Ruth|
Current research provides a limited understanding of the life long influence of nonformal place-based environmental and science education programs on past participants. This study looks to address this gap, exploring the ways in which these learning environments have contributed to environmental identity and stewardship. Using Dorothy Holland's approach to social practice theory's understanding of identity formation, this study employed narrative interviews and a close-ended survey to understand...
Keywords: environmental identity; place-based education; social practice theory; stewardship behavior; science education
|Investigations into chemistry misconceptions of high school students - Dusto, Ethan C.|
Students have varying degrees of misconceptions relating to the field of chemistry which arise from a number of different sources. Survey based pretests were given to a group of high school students and a posttest was generated from their responses. The posttest was then given as a pre- and posttest to a second group of students the following year. The results were analyzed to see what misconceptions persisted with students from the pretest to the posttest...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; education; masters degree; thesis
|Child's play: community solutions for increasing youth physical activity in distinct safety contexts - Phibbs, Stephanie L.|
Amid the uniformly low physical activity rates among children in the United State, practical solutions for increasing physical activity (PA) are needed. Whether interventions to increase PA need to account for individual demographic characteristics or safety context is unknown.Methods:Study Design:This community based participatory research project used mixed methods, including secondary data analyses and concept mapping.Setting:Five demographically diverse, geographically contiguous, urban neig...
Keywords: Exercise; Program development; Safety; Health and Behavioral Sciences; Children
|Body image dissatisfaction among men who have sex with men : predicting risky sexual behavior - Luckman, Diana|
Due to the increasing spread of HIV and AIDS among the gay community within the US, it is important to identify key factors that predict risky sexual behavior among this subset of the population. The current study sought to examine how body image dissatisfaction (BID) among men who have sex with men (MSM) could predict engagement in the highest sexual risk behavior, unprotected receptive anal sex, mediated by the use of various substances...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; clinical psychology; auraria library; master of arts; college of liberal arts and sciences; ketamine; denver pride fest
|Fun House : Ludus Loci and the American Home as Folly - Thomas, Lyle David|
While play marks both the cultural and pre-cultural spheres of human existence, the environmental design disciplines have almost exclusively compartmentalized the notions of play and fun into categories of leisure and children's playgrounds. The rhetorics of environmental design, to date, have ignored, or at best marginalized, the possibility of play outside of recreational and commercial contexts...
Keywords: folly; fun; play; architecture
|Evaluation of road construction alternatives : a regretful approach - Galadari, Abdulla|
This study's objective is considering two main innovative criteria inevaluating alternatives of different road designs. It focuses on regret theoryand its utility in evaluating between different alternative designs anddevelops new criteria in the assessment of a traffic safety performanceindicator.Decisions between different road construction alternative designs are basedon multi-criteria factors. This research develops a systematic methodologyin considering regret based on a weighted system of ...
Keywords: traffic engineering; highways; university of colorado denver; auraria library; dissertation; phd
|Application of thyristor-controlled series reactor for fault current limitation and power system stability enhancement - Kang, Bu Il|
Various types of Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) have been proposed and proven that they offer many advantages with respect to transmission losses, voltage quality, and power system stability. However, those including the Solid-State Fault Current Limiters (SSFCL), the most advanced type of FCL, have been mainly focusing on the FCL system itself such as optimization of components, improving the efficiency and reducing the cost...
Keywords: Electrical engineering
|Beneficial use of recycled materials in concrete mixtures - Maier, Patrick|
The need to produce concrete mixtures with recycled materials is becoming more important than ever before. Not only does using recycled materials in concrete mixtures create landfill avoidance, but it decreases the depletion of virgin raw materials. The basis for this research was to investigate the effects of using recycled materials, in varying amounts, on the fresh and hardened concrete properties...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; civil engineering; concrete; building construction; master of science; structural engineering
|Assessing the environmental literacy of intro environmental science students - Hogden, Randi Corrine|
Using an assessment tool, tailored to the Colorado academic science standards, a study was conducted to evaluate the environmental literacy of postsecondary, nonscience majors. Data were collected from 144 students taking an introductory environmental science class. A 16-item, multiple-choice question, environmental knowledge assessment instrument covered environmental content across three subdomains in the Colorado academic science standards: Physical Science, Life Science and Earth Systems Sci...
Keywords: assessment; environmental education; environmental literacy; environmental science; environmental knowledge; colorado state science standards
|Knowledge sharing in virtual teams: the impact on trust, collaboration, and team effectiveness - Alsharo, Mohammad|
Virtual teams are utilized by organizations to gather experts to collaborate online in order to accomplish organizational tasks. However, the characteristics of these teams create challenges to effective collaboration and effective team outcome. Collaboration is an essential component of teamwork, the notion of forming teams in organizations is the need for members with complementary skills and expertise to collaborate in order to achieve the goal for which the team is established...
Keywords: Team effectiveness; Trust; Computer Science and Information Systems; Collaboration; Virtual teams
|Effects of design-based science instruction on science problem-solving competency among different groups of high-school traditional chemistry students - Lartson, Cobina Adu|
Recent trends indicate a significant decline in the number of students graduating from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the US. The under-representation of students of color, females and low income students in STEM programs has also been documented. Design Based Science (DBS) instruction has been suggested to improve the problem solving skills of students of color.The present study employed a quasi-experimental pre-post-test research study...
Keywords: Problem Solving Competency; Race; Science achievement; Educational Studies and Research; Gender
|Shades of Black: Obsidian Distribution and Social Organization at the Teuchitl�n Tradition Site of Navajas during the Late Formative - Hoedl, Lucas|
The Teuchitl�n tradition of West Mexico has often been overlooked within the greater context of Mesoamerica. Nevertheless, western Mexico contains a rich and vibrant cultural history that is ripe for expanded analysis. This paper broadens an understanding of the Teuchitl�n tradition by examining the role of obsidian distribution in the development of group social identity at the Late Formative Period site of Navajas, located in the Tequila Valley...
Keywords: archaeology; late formative; obsidian; west mexico; anthropology
|A smart two-cell random access algorithm for wireless cdma communication networks using smart antenna - Barkat, Enfel|
Interest in Smart Antenna Technology for wireless communication systems has increased in the recent years as a promising technique to improve the performance of cellular mobile systems. Considerable amount of research is being conducted to improve the performance of the system in terms of increasing the capacity and range. We discuss the different types of Smart Antenna systems using switched beam and adaptive antenna array techniques and describe how they can be used to implement in different m...
Keywords: Electrical engineering
|Adversaries, psychology, social movements, and world politics - Turtledove, Nina Lois|
Within philosophy we fmd at least two major paradigms with which it is possible to conceptualize the nature of reality: what I call the dualistic paradigm, and the integrated paradigm. Aspects of these worldviews are evidenced in the way we "deal" with adversaries, both on a psychological level and in our actions in the world. I argue that not only do these paradigms exist in philosophy and in the-actions of individuals, but they can be discerned in the events of history as well...
Keywords: dualism; university of colorado denver; auraria library; history; philosophy; politics; thesis
|CLARK'S NUTCRACKER OCCURRENCE, WHITEBARK PINE STAND HEALTH, AND CONE PRODUCTION IN THE WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK - Scott, Jennifer Dru|
Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) are the main seed dispersers for whitebark pine and primarily responsible for whitebark pine regeneration through their seed caching behavior. On-going losses of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, from white pine blister rust (caused by the exotic fungus Cronartium ribicola), historical losses of whitebark pine to mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), as well as successional replacement of whitebark pine...
Keywords: blister rust; clark's nutcracker; glacier national park; waterton lakes national park; whitebark pine
|English language literacy for the native speaker - Blake, Christine Ellen|
The desire to learn a new skill or polish an old one for better employment prospects inspires many adults to enroll in community colleges. However, being away from school for a long time or having struggled in K-12 schooling, can make that transition back to the classroom difficult for adult students. As part of enrollment, they take an entrance exam, and if they do not perform well one the English Reading and Writing portions, they may be identified as "illiterate" in Academic English, and are ...
Keywords: academic english; adult literacy; community college; developmental education; english skills; literacy
|The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Movement in regard to international family planning during the Bush Era - Millich, Krystie Rose|
Most social movement literature examines movements' abilities to enact socialchange under favorable political opportunity structures. This paper instead analyzes how a social movement. the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) movement, has responded to the negative political opportunity structures of the George W. Bush era. I utilize a political process/social movement framework to examine the political opportunity structures and movement action strategies of this enduring, dynamic m...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; master of arts; political science; reproductive health
|Predicting and cultivating public service motivation : a longitudinal study measuring the effect of participation in Americorp programs - Ward, Kevin D.|
Public service motivation theory argues that people in the public sector holddifferent values than their private sector counterparts. However, little is understood about how public science motivation may be affected o1•er time and as the result of organizational experiences. Similar~v. the validity of the public sen ·ice motivation scale using secondary data has large~v been unexamined. This research uses longitudinal data to track the effect of participation in the national service program A...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; phd; public affairs; dissertation
|Communication algorithms for adversarial multiple access channels - Anantharamu, Lakshmi|
We investigate dynamic broadcasting in multiple access channels. Packet injection and jamming are constrained by adversarial models, which determine injection rates and burstiness of traffic. We develop a number of deterministic distributed broadcast protocols and study their efficiency. The performance of protocols is measured by packet latency and queue size, as functions of the parameters of the underlying adversarial models...
Keywords: Complexity Analysis; Multiple Access Channel; Packet routing; Computer Science and Information Systems; Algorithms
|Predicting high school completion using student performance in high school algebra : a mixed methods research study - Chiado, Wendy S.|
Too many of our nation's youth have failed to complete high school. Determining why so many of our nation's students fail to graduate is a complex, multi-faceted problem and beyond the scope of any one study. The study presented herein utilized a thirteen-step mixed methods model developed by Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2007) to demonstrate within a large urban Rocky Mountain school district, the existence of a significant relationship between high school algebra performance and high school completio...
Keywords: self-efficacy; education; social learning theory; algebra; mathematics
|What we come with: an ethnographic assessment of barriers to accessing health care in refugees resettled in Denver, Colorado - Flemming, Jennifer|
This paper examines the challenges faced by Denver's refugee population as individuals navigate the American health care system. Personal health care experiences in both country of origin and the U.S. are comparatively explored, emphasizing a wide-spectrum of experience. This paper assesses refugees' perceptions of barriers to obtaining health care, and how measures of acquired capital facilitates the individual's ability to overcome these barriers...
Keywords: health systems; medical anthropology; refugees; ethnology; Denver
|Surround sound for the DAW owner - Bayley, Michael John|
The purpose of this thesis portfolio project is to broaden the population of surround sound listeners and producers by presenting an eight-song album of multi-channel audio in the form of Pro Tools session files, so that people who own a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and an audio interface with more than two outputs are encouraged to set up their own three, four, or five-channel surround sound environment with equipment they already have at home...
Keywords: daw; audio engineering; thesis; digital audio workstation
|GEOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE OF RESISTANCE FACTORS FOR DEEP FOUNDATION DESIGN - Vu, Cuong Quoc|
This research addresses the issue of geological dependence of deep foundation designs resistance factors for driven pile and drilled shaft designs in different locations. For the proof, two sets of databases were used: one from the NCHRP 507 report and another driven pile and drilled shaft database with static load tests and soil profiles from the different locations in Vietnam were used to evaluate resistance factor design for different axial pile capacity prediction methods...
Keywords: geological engineering; geology; vietnam; deep foundation drill
|Public bicycle sharing as a population-scale health intervention for active transportation in Denver, Colorado - Duvall, Andrew|
Inadequate physical activity associated with acute car dependence is linked to increased risk of obesity and related chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression and cancer. More than half of U.S. adults do not meet the minimum recommended levels of physical activity. This research is a mixed methods quantitative/qualitative study of the impact of a public bicycle sharing system as a health intervention to induce active transportation behavior...
Keywords: active transportation; public bicycle sharing; sustainable transportation; physical activity; b cycle
|Comparing City-Scale Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission accounting methods : implementation, approximations, and policy relevance - Chavez, Abel Antonio|
More than 1,200 cities worldwide are embarking on low carbon goals. However, currently there are no protocols in place to consistently account for GHG emissions associated with cities. Thus, this thesis explores mathematical relationships, approximations, implementation challenges, and policy relevance for three city-scale GHG emission accounting methods: Purely Territorial, Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Supply-Chain Footprint (TBIF), and Consumption-Based Footprint (CBF)...
Keywords: city-scale ghg emissions; GHG accounting; sustainability; GHG footprinting
|SURFACE MODIFICATION OF AN ACRYLATE-BASED SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER TO PROMOTE ADSORPTION TO BIOMARKERS OF EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS - Shah, Roopali Rajendra|
The surface of an acrylate-based shape memory polymer ("SMP") was modified to capture cationic biomarkers of eosinophilic esophagitis ("EoE") to establish a better diagnostic and monitoring system of this disease. Incorporation of a negative charge into the SMP allows for specific adsorption of the cationic biomarkers with additional leverage from the shape memory effect to position the polymer near the lumen wall of the esophagus...
Keywords: biomedical engineering; acrylate-based shape memory polymer
|Historical Studies Journal, University of Colorado Denver, 2004 - Department of History, University of Colorado Denver|
From journal's website:The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the Historical Studies Journal each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows students to develop and practice skill sets that a...
Keywords: periodicals; colorado; history
|Nutrition education and scratch cooking changes in schools: a mixed methods study of interventions in aurora public schools - Guenther, Debra Carol|
This paper examines the impact of a nutrition education intervention on food choice and consumption in elementary cafeterias. After a school district changed 42 lunch and breakfast entr�e recipes to include more whole grains, fresh produce and fresh meats, this study examined student food choice and food consumption in five schools with a nutrition education intervention and five schools without...
Keywords: Scratch Cooking; Health and Behavioral Sciences; Nutrition Education; School Cafeterias
|History of Injustice: The Factors Affecting Rates of Sexual Assault against American Indian and Alaska Native Women - Watkins, Elizabeth J.|
This thesis explores the various factors that contribute to the high rates of sexual assault American Indian and Alaska Native women experience. Those factors include historical violence and racism; colonialism; and other geographic, economic, jurisdictional, legislative, and social issues. This thesis also explores what has been proposed and what has been done to address the violence, and what could further be done to prevent the violence.
Keywords: alaska native; american indian; rape; sexual assault; women
|More than a number : unexpected benefits of return on investment analysis - Pan, Denise|
Author pre-print.In 2010-2011, University of Colorado (CU) librarians implemented a multi-campus pilot study to measure the institutional value of library resources used by faculty in their research. The study incorporated quantitative methods including return on investment (ROI), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and citation analysis of journal articles published by faculty; and qualitative methodologies such as in-person interviews with faculty...
Keywords: return on investment; roi; libraries; cost benefit; preprint
|Wolves at the Door: Contested Space in the American West - Zackary, Burditt A.|
This project utilizes a multi-sited approach to explore the specifics of anti-wolf sentiment and policy among rural residents in Idaho and Wyoming. To fully explore current anti-wolf attitudes, interviews, participant observation, and archival research were conducted in the summer of 2012. Wolf populations have declined outside of Yellowstone National Park since their removal from protection under the Endangered Species Act in Idaho and Wyoming in 2011 and 2012 respectively...
Keywords: conservation; rancing; social memory; wolves; american west
|Library spaces for urban, diverse commuter students : a participatory action research project - Brown-Sica, Margaret S.|
A data-gathering project using elements of Participatory Action Research was conducted at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The project was administered in order to shape a plan to develop a Learning Commons environment at the library. The researcher thought that the needs on a campus with many non-traditional, commuter students might differ from the needs of a more traditional colleg...
Keywords: auraria library, information commons, library use studies, libraries and students, library resources; information commons; library use studies; library design; educational cooperation; library resources